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the loss of 26 lives lost at sandy hook elementary school last friday, the conversation moves to washington, of course, and what can be done. here i am, and it's the question of what can be done to prevent this unholy trinity of factors. guns, obviously. these are semiautomatics. mental illness, the guy was mentally ill apparently. and the whole culture of violence and video games, especially where you can get hooked on this relentless shooting and killing in terms of virtual reality becomes in some horrible cases with reality. with me are connecticut congressman john larson and former arkansas senator blanche lincoln. i'm very impressed by the way governor malloy has been handling this and all you fellows and women. >> outstanding. >> what is your sense of how it fits together and what you as a lawmaker -- you're a leader of the caucus and a leader in the house. when you put it all together, this isn't just -- this is like john hinckley who wanted to do something to impress jodie foster. you know, we've had political assassins who have done terrible things for the middle east like sirhan s
there are fundamental lives at stake. when we filed this case, chris and sandy and jeff and paul had been together for ten years. now they have been together for almost 12, over 13 years. chris and sandy's twin boys were just entering high school. when this case is heard, they will be getting ready to graduate from high school. their moms deserve the same freedom to marry just as everyone else has in this country. and in this country we don't deny a certain portion of our citizens a fundamental right. we just don't. it's not american. >> isn't it true that when we had this in the court in the ninth in the appellate level, nobody came forward because nobody could come up with what you call a justification, some compelling reason. just chat on that point. you raised it. there's no compelling reason against giving the rights to people, the right to marriage. >> that's exactly right, chris. it's important to note in both of these cases, the united states government has refused to defend doma, the federal law that's now before this court, and when we filed the case right here in california, as one has
in 2012 but he later earned high marks for his handling of hurricane sandy. how he's leaving the door very open for a bid for president in 2016. here he was on abc with barbara walters just last night. >> when you were pressed to run for president this time, you said you didn't think you were ready. what did you mean by that? >> i wasn't ready to undertake a campaign. that's an enormous decision to make for yourselves around your family and i didn't feel ready. >> how do you think you're going to feel in 2016? >> well, you know what? i have no idea. >> in your fantasies when you're just talking to yourself, do you say president chris christie? >> no, no, i don't. >> nobody doesn't like barbara walters. president chris christie, it could happen but he my need to get past to hillary clinton on the way to the actual oval office. john feehery is a republican strategist and bob shrum is a columnist for the dale bibeast. gentlemen, sometimes i feel the cosmos shifts and all of a sudden things are all of a sudden different. over and over and over again starting with the sopranos, this incredible
. we're here in the newtown area of connecticut just nearby a couple of miles from sandy hook elementary where the tragic shooting took place earlier today. at this hour hundreds of residents are gathering at a nearby catholic church for a vigil, holding a prayer for those who o'have lost their lives today, those youngest lives, anywhere between kindar garten and fourth grade where those students were shot today. they're holding a prayer vigil and trying to comfort the families that were told lost their loved ones in this town. it's a small new england town in this area. a very rural area in the central part of connecticut here. and the school, certainly k through 4 that we mentioned, we don't have the identifications or the ages of the scho schoolchildren and their names that are being released. what we are being told is that investigators are processing that school now. they will be dealing with identification of those students and trying to return them, as governor malloy says of connecticut, back to their families so they can mourn and grieve their loss during this time. t
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governors and governor rendell because i watched it during sandy and i watched it during what happened up in newtown. they have to take care of their people. so in taking care of the people in maryland, what do you think is the most important thing? dealing with the issue of semi-automatic weapons? the so called assault rifles. dealing with the high capacity gun clips, the ammunition clips or the violent culture piece. what can you go at in a month? >> you have to go at all of those things. and you have to go at all of those things simultaneously. >> most of the hunters i know, i a gree. governor rendell who i know you're going to be talking to, he and i had about the highest title in the land and that was the title of mayor. we had to go and order police officers in the middle of the night to go and take assault weapons that had no place in a civilized society for their safety. if only for their safety, we need responsible bans and controls on these military combat weapons. >> governor, you're right up in the heart of pennsylvania with the deer hunter culture and the whole thing. can we
in sandy casey, the senator from pennsylvania, who is a classic pennsylvanian, in the past he's received a b plus or an a rating from the nra. he told "the philadelphia enquirer" he will come back for -- coming out for a new assault weapons ban and legislation banning high round magazines. he said his decision amounted to being summoned by your conscience. he said his wife had pressed him years ago joe clark, a great liberal senator, on this issue. first guy i ever voted for actually. now it's back. i know the people on the gun side of the argument, i know them closely. they will be out there vigilantly looking for any traitor they find, anybody who dares to vote for any kind of restriction, and any restrictions ends your virginity. you are the enemy. your thoughts? >> well, it's great that bob casey has come out for these things, but if all that happens at the end of the day is that we have a ban on a certain type of weapon or a certain type of magazine with a certain type of capacity, 100 bullets, let's say, we'll have failed here. you know, it's not just about the guns. it's how peopl
the benghazi issue? what changed the last weekend toward obama? >> certainly i think sandy changed things. it let the president be president. >> it changed the subject from benghazi. >> i would also say this race was more of a referendum in some way on mitt romney than it was the president, and that's unusual -- >> does your side -- i know you're a true believer, and i respect that. do you think -- i mean it. do you think they didn't really believe he believed? >> no, i don't think that was the problem. i think the bigger problem was two things. they never personally connected with him. they never felt this attachment, and they didn't see him as -- >> personal. >> second of all, i think we failed middle income blue collar voters who feel we no longer understand their life, no longer are fighting daily for them, and they think what we're about are just the social issues and fighting for tax breaks for the wealthy. that's not what we're about, but we sure let that perception happen. >> my dad is a regular republican, not a right winger. he used to say the trouble with my party is they care
devastation of hurricane sandy. a good way to help is a group in staten island. the website for that group is dratlasfoundation.com. the address is dr. theodore atlas foundation, 543 cary avenue, staten island but you get it through the website, dr.atlas foundation. they are doing great work. they're helping kids of these families get through the holidays, helping in all the ways the government doesn't and needs the help to fill in the cracks. there are other good causes out there this year. this one is a special one right now. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ [ male announcer ] jill and her mouth have lived a great life. but she has some dental issues she's not happy about. so i introduced jill to crest pro-health for life. sel
. chris christie met with president obama to talk about aid following superstorm sandy. and the first family lights up their tree. now let's get you back to "hardball." >>> just to be clear, i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%, but i do remain optimistic that we can get something done that is good for families like this one and that is good for the american economy. >> welcome back to "hardball." today president obama took his fiscal pitch outside the beltway visiting a middle class family in the virginia suburbs. the president's message is resonating with people across america. a new quinnipiac poll proves it. 53% trust president obama and the democrats more to handle the fiscal cliff negotiations. only 36% trust the "r"s in congress. joining me is nbc chief white house correspondent and political director and host of "the daily rundown," anything else you control around here? >> that's enough. >> and "the washington post's" chris cillizza. i think you've been reupped. you're all over the place. you're the greates
in the sandy hook elementary school shootings. >>> and a national home builders report says the market conditions are the best in more than five years. that's it from cnbc. now, back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to "hardball." has the political power of the nra peaked in the wake of the newtown shootings or are they just waiting llaying low waitin storm to pass. today they released a statement saying they've been quiet, quote, as a matter of common decency, but thr he planning -- in fact they have a press conference set for friday. according to "the new york times," it has a established precedent for responding, quote over the years the nra has perfected its strategy for responding to mass shootings. lie low at first, then slow roll any legislative push for a response. has something fundamental shifted in the guns debate however since friday or will it be business as usual with the nra kaurling the shots? a moment mior michael nutter of philadelphia will be with us. he's the head of the united states conference of mayors and mark glaze is executive director of mayors against illegal
the one in sandy hook elementary last week. some historically pro-gun lawmakers came out in support of the assault weapons ban. can they rally their colleagues to act and act swiftly? big question for me tonight, and with me tonight are msnbc political analyst ron reagan and real clear politics reporter erin mcpike. i was stunned to see bobby casey, the senator from pennsylvania, who is a classic pennsylvanian, in the past he's received a b plus or an a rating from the nra. he told "the philadelphia enquirer" he will come back for -- coming out for a new assault weapons ban and legislation banning high round magazines. he said his decision amounted to being summoned by your conscience. he said his wife had pressed him to rethink his position on gun safety in the wake of newtown. he said the power of the weapon, the number of bullets that hit each child, that was so, to me, just so chilling, it haunts me. it should haunt every public official. if those two bills come before the senate, i will vote for both. that's a risky, strong position by bob casey. >> he's not the only one. joe m
. >>> sell its stake in a company that makes an assault rifle believed to have been used as sandy hook. and a report on the attack in benghazi has been sent to congress ahead of hearings later on this week. now back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to "hardball." has the political power of the nra peaked in the wake of the newtown shootings or are they just laying low waiting for the storm to pass. since friday they've been absent from the discussion on guns. today they released a statement saying they've been quiet, quote, as a matter of common decency, but they are planning -- in fact, they have a press conference set for friday. according to "the new york times," it has an established precedent for responding, quote, over the years the nra has perfected its strategy for responding to mass shootings. lie low at first, then slow roll any legislative push for a response. has something fundamental shifted in the guns debate however since friday or will it be business as usual with the nra calling the shots? in a moment mayor michael nutter of philadelphia will be with us. he's the head o
sandy and what happened up in newtown. governors really are the responsible adults. they have to take care of their people. so in taking care of the people in maryland, what do you think is the most important thing? deal with the gun -- the issue of the semiautomatic weapons, the assault rifles, dealing with the high-capacity gun clips, the ammunition clips, or the mental illness piece, or the violent culture piece? what can you go after in a month? >> you have to go after all of those things simultaneously. school safety an issue. mental health access is an issue. but there is no reason why we should have military assault weapons any place but on the battlefield. and most of the hunters that i know agree. i mean, law enforcement is a piece of this. governor rendell who i know you're going to be talking to in just a second, he and i had the highest title in the land, that is mayor. we had to order police officers to go into homes and oftentimes they'd bring out assault weapons, these combat weapons that had no place in a civilized society. for their safety, if only for their safety, w
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